So now Obama, like Bush, has made a “joke” that views policies that resulted in killing innocent foreign civilians as fodder for mirth at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
Obama at that dinner on Saturday night:
“The Jonas Brothers are here; they’re out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But boys, don’t get any ideas. I have two words for you, ‘predator drones.’ You will never see it coming.”
Alex Pareene comments in Salon:
Hah! It’s funny because predator drone strikes in Pakistan have killed literally hundreds of completely innocent civilians, and now the president is evincing a casual disregard for those lives he is responsible for ending by making a lighthearted joke about killing famous young celebrities for the crime of attempting to sleep with his young daughters.
Shades of George W. Bush’s jokes about missing WMDs at the 2004 White House Correspondents Dinner.
So much for the Obama uplift…. This is appalling, even by Washington standards.